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Feb 8, 2013 11:05pm PST
she teaches communications law at the benjamin cardozo school of law here in new york city and is a fellow at the roosevelt institute. susan crawford, welcome. >> thank you so much. >> "captive audience?" who's the captive? >> us, all of us. what's happened is that these enormous telecommunications companies, comcast and time warner on the wired side, verizon and at&t on the wireless side, have divided up markets, put themselves in the position where they're subject to no competition and no oversight from any regulatory authority. and they're charging us a lot for internet access and giving us second class access. this is a lot like the electrification story from the beginning of the 20th century. initially electricity was viewed as a luxury. so when f.d.r. came in, 90% of farms didn't have electricity in america at the same time that kids in new york city were playing with electric toys. and f.d.r. understood how important it was for people all over america to have the dignity and self-respect and sort of cultural and social and economic connection of an electrical outlet in their
Feb 25, 2013 9:00pm PST
professor at the new school here in new york city where he's teaching a special course on the financial crash. welcome, richard wolff. >> thank you, bill. >> last night i watched for the second time the popular lecture that is on this dvd, "capitalism hits the fan." tell us why you say capitalism has hit the fan. >> well, the classic defense of capitalism as a system for much of its history has been, okay, it has this or that flaw. but it "delivers the goods." >> yeah, for most everybody. >> right. >> that was the argument. >> and so you may not get the most, but it'll trickle down to you, all the different ways. >> the yachts will rise. >> that's right. the ocean will lift all the boats. the reality is that for at least 30 years now, that isn't true. for the majority of people, capitalism is not delivering the goods. it is delivering, arguably, the bads. and so we have this disparity getting wider and wider between those for whom capitalism continues to deliver the goods by all means, but a growing majority in this society which isn't getting the benefit, is in fact, facing h
Feb 17, 2013 6:00pm EST
when you're in new york state. here we have a system in the city if you're running for citywide office or for city council, any contribution up to, you qualify to get into the system, you elect to be in the system, it's voluntary. then any contribution up to $175 is matched six to one -- >> by the public? >> by the public. out of a pool from the general fund from the budget. and that has had a dramatic transformative effect in the way that funds are raised. >> how so? >> first of all, the level of small donation, the campaign finance institute and the brennan center have done some great research and produced some beautiful maps showing the difference in the two systems. if you look at a map of ste esneacin mbw york city in and how many small contributions there are for those races, there a ret aoslmnone throughout the entire city.os ciok at the same map of new york ty for city counciras, l it's covered.s, there are small contributions coming from every neighborhood, even the poorest neighborhoods in the city. people who are running for office are reaching out to their constituen
Feb 17, 2013 12:00pm EST
. >> she's in. ♪ i always love coming back to new york. it's just such a great city and the thing that's incredible about new york is the energy. i think that's what i miss most. and this visit is especially fun because i'm gonna meet one of my meaningful beauty customers for the very first time. hi, shannon. >> hi! >> how are you? >> oh, how are you? it's so nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. thank you so much for coming up. >> thank you for having me. i'm so excited. >> you're a kindergarten teacher, right? >> i am a kindergarten teacher. >> and you're from texas. >> from houston, that's right. >> it's exciting for me and doctor sebagh to meet you and get to experience what it's really like to be one of his patients. >> that is so exciting. >> so, on that note, let's bring him in. doctor sebagh. >> hello, how are you? pleased to meet you. >> this is shannon. this is jean-louis. >> you look great. >> thank you, thanks to you. thank you. i had a trip to new york where i was able to meet doctor sebagh and cindy also. >> it's amazing. it's really nice. >> he's checking the elast
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